Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Why the Right List Price Matters Much More Now Than it Used To

Why the Right List Price Matters Much More Now Than it Used ToThe overwhelming and competitive seller's market has taken a cool down from the frenzy that it has been over the last two years. What does that mean for homeowners considering selling their homes in the next few months or years?

Home prices are increasing and will continue to do so but not at the rapid pace that they have been over the last few years. There is less buyer demand for several reasons one of them being the increase in mortgage interest rates. This means that there is more home inventory on the market, especially in the last couple of weeks. And as the market conditions begin...

Should Homeowners be Concerned About Protecting Their Home Title?

Should Homewoners be concerned about their titleSome homeowners have recently received in the mail an offer from a company providing services that protect the title of a home from someone stealing it in order to use it as collateral for loans and lines of credit or even a second mortgage without the knowledge of the legal homeowner. According to the service providers, thieves can take money for these items and leave the legal homeowner with the obligation to pay them back.

Is this type of fraud an actual thing? Do homeowners really need a service to help protect their title ownership?

There are many businesses out there trying to make money from offering services that someone may or may not need. It is important to make...

4 Common Homeowner Mistakes

4 Common Homeowner MistakesThere are a lot of things to think about when you become a homeowner. One of the most important is making sure that you don’t make any common mistakes.

What are the most common mistakes?

The most common mistake that homeowners make is not budgeting for repairs and maintenance. It’s important to remember that your home is a long-term investment, and you should plan accordingly. Set aside money each month so that you’re prepared when something needs to be fixed.  This leads to another common mistake is neglecting to update your home. As time goes on, your home will start to show its age. You might not think it’s a big deal now, but eventually, it will become an...

Big Ways Buyers Can Get Ahead in Today's Crazy Market

If you are considering purchasing a home this year but have held off because of all of the craziness that is in the real estate market right now you may be looking for an advantage to help you get ahead in the strong seller's market. Competition is still very high among buyers even with an increase of inventory coming to the market just in the last few months. With that being said there are still some strategies buyers can take to see homebuying success this year.

Purchase now instead of later

The earlier you start in your homebuying process and actually purchase a home the more beneficial it will be to you as a buyer. Mortgage rates are only expected to continue to rise throughout the year and into the next. The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was expected to rise to 3.5% and has risen well above that making some buyers reluctant to purchase until things calm down.

The thing is both home prices and mortgage rates are forecasted to continue to rise so it is still much...

Sanibel Island Real Estate - Price Reduction - 3127 W. Gulf Drive, #104 - MLS#2220514

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Wedgewood 104WEDGEWOOD OF SANIBEL

Beautiful direct Gulf-front condo lives like a private home with all the conveniences of condo living. Elevator, under building parking, sparkling community pool, tennis and private beach access. Just under 3,000 living sq. ft. offering 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and den. Colorful and inviting this spacious floor plan offers turquoise Gulf views from the living room, plantation shutters, crown molding, bamboo and tile floors, built-in bar, kitchen with breakfast bar, island cook top, Sub Zero and all white appliances & cabinetry. The primary suite is large with walk in closet and sliders to the screened...

The Best Paint Colors to Use in Rooms with Very Little Light

The Best Paint ColorsTrue paint color and an overall decorative color scheme for a room can be overwhelming enough. And once you decide on a color or a color palette it can still be hard to choose an exact paint color with the thousands of options found at the home-improvement store.

And if your space is low on natural light it can seem like an even bigger challenge. But there are some colors that you can use to make a room feel lighter, brighter, larger, and more inviting.

Here are the best paint colors to use in rooms with little natural light

Pale Yellow

No better way to create an illusion of more natural light than to use the color of the sunshine itself. The light buttery hues of a pale yellow paint shade will reflect artificial light around the...

What is the Sanibel Sea School?

What is the Sanibel Sea School?Ever want to learn more about the waters around Sanibel Island and its natural habitats? Or get up close with local wildlife and learn more about how and why these animals hang out on the island? Then Sanibel Sea school is a great opportunity to feed your curiosity. It is located at 455 Periwinkle Way on the main commercial strip of Sanibel Island.

The school offers a variety of different programs at different times during the year from classes for the smallest beachcombers to entire families or groups of coworkers.

The main focus of Sanibel Sea School

On the Sanibel Sea School website they share their mission of seeing all people in the world understand and care for the ocean and help to...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2501 W. Gulf Drive #101 - MLS#2220436

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Pine Cove 101

PINE COVE OF SANIBEL

Pine Cove of Sanibel is a beautiful Gulf-Front complex on Sanibel Island. This corner unit condo offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and lives like a home with 2200 Sq. Ft. of living space overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Great room, dining and kitchen with gorgeous water views. Great island colors and wood floors throughout. Custom tile back splash in the spacious open kitchen with pantry. Laundry room with built in cabinets. Expansive screened lanai. Large primary suite with sitting area, sliders to the screen...